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Table 2 Comparison of FMD and NTG values in RA patients according to rs599839 polymorphism

From: The lp13.3 genomic region -rs599839- is associated with endothelial dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  FMD% mean ± SD (n) P NTG% mean ± SD (n) P
rs599839     
Allele     
A 6.01 ± 5.15 (210) 0.08 16.95 ± 8.14 (210) 0.06
G 4.61 ± 3.94 (46)   14.52 ± 6.92 (46)  
Genotype     
AA 6.15 ± 5.42 (87) 0.16 17.34 ± 8.34 (87) 0.19
AG 5.35 ± 3.70 (36)   15.04 ± 7.01 (36)  
GG 1.94 ± 3.98 (5)   12.66 ± 6.99 (5)  
AG+GG 4.93 ± 3.85 (41) 0.20 14.74 ± 6.96 (41) 0.09
  1. FMD, flow-mediated endothelium-dependent (post-ischemia) vasodilatation; NTG, flow-mediated endothelial independent (post-nitroglycerin) vasodilatation; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SD, standard deviation